Technical ceramics from a forge? A pottery find from Călugăreni/Mikháza (Romania)

Authors

  • Manuel Fiedler
  • Constanze Höpken
  • Karl Oberhofer

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32028/9781803275017-13

Keywords:

Dacia, vicus, blacksmith, forge, technical ceramic

Abstract

In Călugăreni/Mikháza (RO) excavations are taking place for several years, which include several sites: the military fortress
and the vicus with a bath. In the vicus next to the Roman fortress was found a ceramic vessel which was destroyed on site. It
is an unusual vessel that ends in a wide tube and can be interpreted as part of a technical installation. Finds in the vicinity
indicate that there may have been a forge and the vessel could have been part of a construction ventilating the Blacksmith's
fireplace. The vessel itself could have been used as a bellows or a wind hole under the fire.

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Published

01/07/2023

How to Cite

Fiedler, M., Höpken, C., & Oberhofer, K. (2023). Technical ceramics from a forge? A pottery find from Călugăreni/Mikháza (Romania). Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum Acta, 47, 127–132. https://doi.org/10.32028/9781803275017-13

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